Students can get their Christmas spirit on this Sunday with Santa, the Grinch, Aaron Watson and holiday lights.
Mingle & Jingle is an opportunity for members of the community to join students and faculty in kicking off the holiday season. The celebration will be held on the front lawn of the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building from 7 -9 p.m. and will include cocoa, cookies, a visit from Santa and a performance by ACU alumnus, Aaron Watson.
Aaron Watson, class of ’00, recently celebrated his most successful album release to date, “Real Good Time” which ranked No. 9 on the Billboard Country Chart.
“I saw him last semester and really enjoyed his music,” said Laine Foith, sophomore family studies major from Plano. “I’m definitely going to the Christmas celebration. It will be great to enjoy the celebration of my favorite holiday and listen to such a great artist.”
Before the concert, Santa will pay a visit to Jacob’s Dream from 7-8 p.m.
“I was already pumped,” said Rebecca Fowler, junior English major from Coppell. “Santa makes it ten times better.”
“I know him!” Foith said, quoting the popular Christmas movie, Elf.
During Santa’s visit, guests will also be able to enjoy “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” from 7:15 – 8 p.m. before the concert.
Afterwards, the entire ACU campus will be lit up with Christmas lights. Students, faculty and people from the Abilene community are welcome to stroll through the campus enjoying the lights.
“Christmas lights are one of my favorite parts of Christmas time,” said Bailey Werderich, sophomore Ad/PR major from Houston. “It will add Christmas spirit to the campus and make finals week a little more cheerful.”
Not only will this event be full of holiday cheer, but it is also free and benefits charity. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for Abilene’s Christmas on the Street gift drive sponsored by Love and Care Ministries.
Parking for this event opens at 6:30 p.m. Students and members of the community are encouraged to come out to the ACU campus and celebrate the coming of Christmas in a family friendly environment with entertainment and snacks.